Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville

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The 8 km (5 mi) long beach at Little Talbot Island State Park offers opportunities for swimming, surfing, shelling, kayaking, and fishing. Located on a Florida barrier island, the park supports a variety of natural habitats, from sandy dunes to forests and marshes. While hiking or biking on the trails, you can stop by a picnic pavilion to have a snack. Camping is available, and you can reserve a spot up to 11 months in advance. The park has a limited number of canoes, kayaks, and bicycles for rent. Be cautious in the water, because the beach has no lifeguards and the currents can be strong. Plan a Jacksonville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This is a beautiful beach, we visited in April so there weren't many people out yet. You do have to pay to get on the beach because it is a state park. I will say that it's only a beach-we didn't... 
    This is a beautiful beach, we visited in April so there weren't many people out yet. You do have to pay to get on the beach because it is a state park. I will say that it's only a beach-we didn't...  more »
  • This is a great beach to go to. The sand is soft and clean. The Rangers are very helpful and very nice. The bath houses are very clean and there are places to change as well as go to the bathroom... 
    This is a great beach to go to. The sand is soft and clean. The Rangers are very helpful and very nice. The bath houses are very clean and there are places to change as well as go to the bathroom...  more »
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  • What an expansive, clean and relaxed beach experience we had here! Far enough from the city to be away from noise and pollution but close enough to get to without a burdensome drive. So nice to walk along a natural seashore that's not dominated by condo towers and traffic! Good parking, nice bathrooms, covered picnic areas and marked hiking trails as well. Camping sites under an oak canopy near a salt marsh are also available across the street.
  • This is a great beach to go to. The sand is soft and clean. The Rangers are very helpful and very nice. The bath houses are very clean and there are places to change as well as go to the bathroom. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. We did get to see some tortoises near one of the bath houses and it was super cute. Hoping to catch a glimpse of sea turtles the next time we go.

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